Sunday, February 10th, 2013 at 9:00 am  |  5 responses

Phoenix Suns Reportedly Interested in Trading for Knicks’ Iman Shumpert

Would the Knicks part with Iman Shumpert, their youngest player? They’re built as a veteran, win-now squad, so it’s not totally inconceivable, and according to Yahoo! Sports, the Phoenix Suns are going to find out if New York is willing to move the second-year guard: “As the Phoenix Suns try to reshuffle their roster for the future, their front office remains motivated to try to acquire New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Suns are willing to give New York a package that includes forward Jared Dudley and possibly a future first-round pick for Shumpert, but the Knicks have so far shown no inclination to do such a deal, sources said. After tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament in the Knicks’ opening game of last season’s playoffs, Shumpert returned in January and has started the past 11 games. While Shumpert is still working himself back to the high level with which he performed as a rookie, the Knicks’ front office remains a strong proponent of his talent, sources said. After regretting they passed on Shumpert in the 2011 NBA draft, the Suns pushed the Knicks to include him in sign-and-trade scenarios discussed for Steve Nash in July. In the past week, the Suns have scouted Shumpert in person, sources said.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Nick Tha Quick

    Rem talking to one of the Suns trainers couple years back. They were working out Shumpert and Jimmer right pre-draft 2011. Shump destroyed Jimmer in their one-on-one workouts. Jimmer could barely get a shot off without any screens. However, in their 3-on-3 workouts where he could use a screen, Jimmer was lighting him up from all points beyond half court. The Suns staff has since then been enamored by both players.

  • Happy

    The Knicks had better not trade Shumpert. There is nothing The Suns can offer that can justify the trade.

  • RKJ92

    The Sun’s have absolutely nothing to offer the Knicks but draft picks, and I highly doubt the Knicks would be dumb enough to trade Iman Shumpert for one anyways.

  • jrh1196

    i wish i could’ve been there for that. A 1-on-1 game between an undersized 3 point specialist PG and a 6-5 220 defensive SG would’ve been hysterical.

  • danpowers

    hmmm i jus rlly hope that the knicks wont trade anyone n just keep that team together… especially shump